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Old 06-10-2006, 12:53 PM   #38
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Re: What to call private parts?

Originally Posted by allycat
We call them what they are too. Vagina is bagina to my 3 year old I really hate that word!! Who came up with vagina anyway
Well, if you really want to know "vagina" is a Latin word for a sword sheath. Like what we would call a scabbard.

I also detest the word. When I was little my mom called the vulva a "front-om." Like, "your bottom and your frontom.' I don't know why she didn't just say vulva.

Dh and I call our privates Mr. and Mrs. Whistle. Yes, that is a private joke/long story. So we usually call the boys' penises a penis, but sometimes we slip up and call it a whistle.

I really like the terms yoni and lingum, though.
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